The Hoyle Historic Homestead
The Hoyle Historic Homestead is Gaston County’s oldest home. It dates back to circa late 1700′s and is located 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas, North Carolina.
A non-profit educational organization, The Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. seeks to restore and protect this home of Peter Hoyle, sometimes spelled Heil, Heyl or Hoyl in old documents. Hoyle was part of the 18th Century settling of the North Carolina Piedmont by German and Scot-Irish immigrants traveling the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road south through the Shenandoah Valley then into the Carolinas. (map courtesy of CSI/ISI.)
The home is important not only for its antiquity, but also for its construction. The house and outbuildings are on the site where Peiter Heyl was granted a land grant in 1754. The main house was built during the late 1700′s. It features rare corner post construction and is the only known remaining structure in North Carolina with this type of construction. This was also the site of Hoylesville, the first Federal Post Office in present day Gaston County.
The site was purchased by Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc., in 1991 to preserve and restore this very important part of regional history. In 1993 it was placed on the National Historical Register.
Join Us Today…
Consider joining as a member of the Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc., as well as volunteering for our various projects related to restoring this building. Contact HHHI by clicking here to go to our contact page, click here to email us, or by writing to:Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. PO Box 235, Dallas, NC 28034-0235
The Hoyle Historic Homestead’s physical address is:1214 Dallas Stanley Highway
Dallas, NC 28034-0235